Mindfulness: It’s definitely not about navel gazing

April 14, 2017

As I was preparing for the webcast on Mindfulness for Activists’ Resilience with Rev. angel Kyodo williams I saw a Facebook post from a friend and fellow activist expressing fatigue with how mindfulness seems to be all the rage these days. Too much worry about “me,” he said, and not enough about “we”. Many people were agreeing in the comments.

How timely!

I get it. As mindfulness become more mainstream and even Gandhi’s quotes are ranked, it’s easy to forget that these practices actually have transformative power for activists. Rev. angel has been helping activists hone their work for over 15 years. And, while it’s many things, true mindfulness is definitely not about navel gazing.